Photo: Arno Declair
Ewald Palmetshofer is one of the most important contemporary playwrights in the German-speaking countries. In this play, he sets his sights on today’s middle class: by marrying into a mechanical engineering company, the young entrepeneur Hoffmann has secured social advancement, which he now flanks with right-wing populist theses. His friend Loth, a left-wing journalist, suddenly appears and tries to expose him through his research. His wife swings between motherhood happiness and depression, whereas her unsuccessful single sister seeks temporary shelter in her parent’s home. Everyone struggles for a perspective in this night, brought to an end by the rising sun which exposes the true conditions.

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Schauspielhaus

Premiere 01 February 2019
Dates
Sat 29.06.2019 19.30 – 21.50
Director
Roger Vontobel

Stage Design
Claudia Rohner

Costumes
Ellen Hofmann

Music
Matthias Herrmann

Dramaturgy
Marion Tiedtke

Cast
Michael Schütz (Egon Krause)
Katharina Linder (Annemarie Krause, Egon Krause's second wife)
Katharina Bach (Helene, younger daughter from Krause's first marriage)
Patrycia Ziolkowska (Martha, older daughter from Krause's first marriage)
Andreas Vögler (Thomas Hoffmann, Martha's husband)
Stefan Graf (Alfred Loth)
Nils Kreutinger (Dr. Peter Schimmelpfennig)
Julie Grutzka / Alina Huppertz (Vocals)
Matthias Herrmann (Cello Player)